Scores

Final

Mercer 78

(5-3, 1-1 A-Sun)

Belmont 82

(5-2, 2-0 A-Sun)

    5:15 PM ET, December 3, 2011

    Curb Event Center, Nashville, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    MER 33 4578
    BEL 44 3882

    Top Performers

    Mercer: D. Coursey 18 Pts, 8 Reb, 4 Blk

    Belmont: K. Johnson 25 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast

    Belmont 82, Mercer 78

    Associated Press

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Kerron Johnson scored 25 points and Belmont used hot free throw shooting to put away Mercer 82-78 on Saturday.

    The Bruins made 30 of 40 free throw attempts, including 8 of 10 in the final 39 seconds. Johnson made 16 of 19 from the line, including 6 of 8 in the last three minutes of the game. Belmont went the final 4:25 without a field goal.

    Ian Clark added 17 points and Scott Saunders had 12 for the Bruins (5-2, 2-0 Atlantic Sun Conference), who have won five games in a row and four straight in the series.

    Mercer battled back from a 44-33 halftime deficit to tie the game twice in the second half, but never took the lead. The Bears (5-3, 1-1) made 21 of 23 free throw attempts.

    Langston Hall scored 23 points, Daniel Coursey added 18 and Jakob Gollon had 17 for the Bears.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MER
    BEL
    Points 78 82
    FG Made-Attempted 25-57 (.439) 22-56 (.393)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-25 (.280) 8-27 (.296)
    FT Made-Attempted 21-23 (.913) 30-40 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 31 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 15

    2011-12 Season

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